- CUAG Downtown
Introducing “Family Matters” / plus a conversation with Jeff Thomas and Bear Witness
April 22, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jeff Thomas, "Bear Thomas at Nepean Point," 1999, gelatin silver print. Collection of Carleton University Art Gallery, purchase, 1999.
Jeff Thomas and Bear Witness will talk about their work together in "The Bear Portraits"
Please join CUAG for a free public event celebrating Family Matters, a new exhibition exploring how artists approach and represent ideas of kinship, community and belonging. This exhibition was curated by graduate students enrolled in a curatorial studies seminar at Carleton University, taught by Professor Stéphane Roy.
We’ll convene on Zoom; you can register here.
Family Matters includes a photograph by artist Jeff Thomas of his son, Bear Witness, from a series called The Bear Portraits. Jeff and Bear will have a conversation inspired by this series, touching on topics of family, representation and collaboration.
The exhibition’s curators will also talk about the exhibition and share insights on their curatorial process.
Jeff Thomas is an Ottawa-based Onondaga photographer, curator and photo-based storyteller. He was a recipient of the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts in 2019.
Bear Witness is an Ottawa-based DJ, video artist and co-founder of The Halluci Nation (formerly known as A Tribe Called Red), the groundbreaking DJ collective that produces powwow drum-driven dance music.
The curators of Family Matters are Kendra Anderson, Patricia Berubé, Shaney Kille, Cynthia Morawski, Phoebe Sampey and Rebecca Watson.